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Inward Knifehand Strike in Taegeuk Sam Jang

An Inward Knifehand Strike is one kind of Knifehand Strike. In particular, it is made with an inward motion (as opposed to, for example, a downward motion). As with all knifehand strikes, the strike is made with the muscled side (i.e., the pinky side) of the open hand.

The Inward Knifehand Strike is commonly made to the neck as with Won-Hyo or Taegeuk Sam Jang. The open hand is first chambered to the side of the body, palm-down, the elbow may be slightly bent. The open hand is held mostly flat, with just a slight curve of the fingers "like the head of a cobra." The thumb is tucked into the palm so that it forms a 90-degree angle at the thumb joint.

The striking arm is sweeps inward, arm held mostly straight, twisting to finish palm-up at the end of the movement, as if striking the opponent's neck with the muscled side of the hand.

Meanwhile, the non-striking hand is chambered by aiming it fist-forward in front of the body. As the striking hand sweeps inward toward the opponent's neck, the non-striking hand is pulled back to the side of the waist, just as with a punch.

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